November 24th, 2010 at 5:45 PM ^

I don't know what to make of Tall.  He has a good rep but I'm not thrilled with what he's done with our upperclassmen.  Frankly, I wouldn't shed any tears if we completely cleaned house on D.  The only problem is, if RR isn't good at picking assistants, how do we know he'll get it right the next time around?


November 24th, 2010 at 6:19 PM ^

...doesn't Brandon Graham basically credit Bruce Tall for making him what he is?  And he's the only position coach Mike Martin's had, certainly no negative there.  And Jibreel Black hasn't looked out of place when he has played this season.


The only real flop is William Campbell, and I'm not sure that that is a coaching issue as opposed to a work ethic issue.


November 24th, 2010 at 6:51 PM ^

"He has a good rep but I'm not thrilled with what he's done with our upperclassmen."

Based on ... what, exactly?  Have you not been favorably impressed with Mike Martin?  RVB?

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Without that information, I'm tempted to classify you with those who refuse to consider that Banks, Sagesse, and Patterson just aren't very talented.  To do so would (in their view) allow the RichRod fans to get their foot in the door and claim that the cupboard was bare.  IMO, the truth is somewhere in the middle.

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I honestly don't know how Tall rates next to Stripling, but I'd guess that not too many people are qualified to make a judgment.  Maybe you are.

Zone Left

November 24th, 2010 at 5:46 PM ^

I am the center of gravity, hold a capital situation in Vienna, and as I am foremost in every victory, am allowed by all to be invaluable. Though I am invisible, I am clearly seen in the midst of a river. I could name three who are in love with me and have three associates in vice. It is vain that you seek me for I have long been in heaven yet even now lie embalmed in the grave. What am I?


November 24th, 2010 at 5:49 PM ^

If Ron English is a good defensive coordinator, then Lane Kiffin (who took him to school in the Rose Bowl despite English's team fielding 3 future pro bowlers and 9 NFL draft picks) is the smartest football coach of all time.


November 24th, 2010 at 5:50 PM ^

Will everybody SHUT UP about Rich Rod.  Whether you agree with him as a coach, or disagree, all this talk is just fueling idiots to talk.  It's the hive mentality.  Personally, I think RichRod is an elite coach, still.  He's our best option next year, and beyond.

Whoever is in my corner, STOP TALKING ABOUT RR!  Your argument is akin to posting:

"Reasons why I'm completely, totally not gay."  It just makes people think you are gay.

Compare that to:

"Reasons why RR definitely shouldn't be fired"  It makes our crack team of sports journalists think that RR should be fired.  They immediately see you circling the wagons and smell fresh meat.  In Rosenberg's case, both of the above cases apply.*


* - Yes, I made a gay joke.  Yes, we are above that.


November 24th, 2010 at 5:53 PM ^


You can't just compare coaches by the performance of their position groups, especially not in this situation. It's recruiting, its personnel, its injuries, its experience, and its coaching. If each staff had the same players (or equivalent talent/experience for their system), then this would be fair, but COME ON, MAN.

Dear Everyone: STOP DRIVING ME CRAZY. Kthx.


November 24th, 2010 at 6:15 PM ^

Present Fred Jackson should be > past Fred Jackson because of extra experience.

So his equation is incorrect unless Fred was packed on ice until present day.

Or there is a legion of Fred Jackson clones somewhere on a watery planet...